Novel Hybrid Wired-Wireless Network-on-Chip Architectures: Transducer and Communication Fabric Design

Michael Opoku Agyeman, Zong Wen, Ji Xiang Wan, Alex Yakovlev, Kenneth Tong, Terrence Mak

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Existing wireless communication interface of Hybrid Wired-Wireless Network-on-Chip (WiNoC) has 3-dimensional free space signal radiation which has high power dissipation and drastically affects the received signal strength. In this paper, we propose a CMOS based 2-dimensional (2-D) waveguide communication fabric that is able to match the channel reliability of traditional wired NoCs as the wireless communication fabric. Our experimental results demonstrate that, the proposed communication fabric can achieve a 5dB operational bandwidth of about 60GHz around the center frequency (60GHz). Compared to existing WiNoCs, the proposed communication fabric can improve the reliability of WiNoCs with average gains of 21.4%, 13.8% and 10.6% performance efficiencies in terms of maximum sustainable load, throughput and delay, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2015
EventNOCS 2015 -
Duration: 11 Apr 2015 → …


ConferenceNOCS 2015
Abbreviated titleNOCS
Period11/04/15 → …

Bibliographical note

© ACM, 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in NOCS '15 Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip
Article No. 32
Vancouver, BC, Canada — September 28 - 30, 2015
ACM New York, NY, USA ©2015
table of contents ISBN: 978-1-4503-3396-2 doi>10.1145/2786572.2786586


  • Wireless network-on-chip
  • fabric design


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